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Nobody knows better than Stars and Stripes what you go through downrange. Except you. So we want your help in telling your story. E-mail us your digital photos, depicting what life is like wherever you are, whether on the FOB or on a mission somewhere in the wild. It’s “Your View” of your role in the wars, whether Iraq, Afghanistan or somewhere else. Candid (not posed) shots are best, and please include your name, unit, location and a short caption explaining the picture and your thoughts when you took the shot. Selected photos will be used in the paper and here at E-mail your photos to:

Photos published Dec. 4, 2005

Submitted by Sgt. German Sanchez, Company B, 228th Combat Support Hospital. Sanchez calls this "the glow of home at the end of the road." "This photo was taken at the monastery in FOB Marez. At the time of this photo being taken I was able to witness one of Iraq’s finest sunsets. At that moment I was really thinking how home is just only a few more weeks away."

Submitted by Pfc. Jeff Beltz, 77th Maintenance Company, 18th Corps Support Battalion. A sergeant with the 77th Maintenance Company tosses muffins and water to local kids who climbed the outer wall while he was on duty in Baghdad.

Submitted by 1st. Lt. Robert C. Elder Battery A, 1st Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment (Air Assault) of Fort Bragg, N.C., and currently stationed in Al Asad, Iraq. "I took this photo of troops training in Camp Buehring prior to heading north. I don’t know who they are, I just snapped the shot when I saw it. No particular thoughts, I think the photo speaks for itself."

Submitted by Sgt. 1st Class Pete Quinton, 194th Engineer Brigade, Tennessee Army National Guard. Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Jones, of Trenton, Tenn., takes time to chat with local Iraqi children during a construction site inspection of a school in southern Iraq.

Submitted by Maj. Richard Padron, brigade dental surgeon for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. Padron performs a dental procedure on a military working dog at Camp Slayer, Iraq.

Submitted by Master Sgt. Darryl Loafman, Kentucky Air National Guard, 123rd Special Tactics Squadron. "We’re presently stationed at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. This picture was taken at dusk on the Army side of the airfield known as ‘Steel Beach.’"

Submitted Tim Allen, a gun truck commander with HHC 2-127th Inf from Appleton, WI, based at Navistar. "This is a picture of me with a British troop on Safwan Hill."

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